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Laying Rails for new Railroad 600 miles west of St. Louis.

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Identifier: N45399

Title: Laying Rails for new Railroad 600 miles west of St. Louis.

Description: Horizontal sepia photograph of men working at laying railroad tracks. There are men lining both sides of the tracks with hammers, and other tools to build the tracks. The men closest to the camera have stopped working and are looking at the camera. To the right of the tracks is a man in a wagon pulled by two horses. The wagon carries supplies for the workers. Behind him are more men on horses watching over the workers. There are also other wagons. The land is flat and bare. Under the print "Scenes in the Indian Country" is printed on the matt. Directly below the title "Laying Rails for new Railroad 600 miles west of St. Louis." is hand-written in black ink. There is a "54" written in black ink on the far left side of the matt, and in the lower right corner there is a "65" and "600 miles west of St. Louis, MO" written faintly in pencil.

Rights: UND

Place:

Dates: 1868

Type(s): Photograph
Image

Maker/Creator: Alexander Gardner

Subjects: Men
Horses
West (U.S.)
Discovery and exploration
Railroads

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